Longlands Fell is a small fell in
the northern part of the Lake District situated in the high ground known
as the Uldale Fells, 5.5 kilometres south west of the village of
Caldbeck. It reaches a height of 483 m (1,585 ft) and along with Binsey
is the most northerly fell in the Lake District.
is characterised by grassy, smooth slopes which drop down gradually to
the lowlands north of Lakeland making the ascent of the fell quite easy
from that direction.
The other Uldale Fells are Great Sca Fell,
Great Cockup and Meal Fell and together are really just one big sheep
pasture which does not draw large numbers of fell walkers or visitors
and is probably the quietest part of the national park, the border of
which is only two kilometres to the north.
The view from the top
takes in the Solway Firth and the Galloway hills to the north. To the
south are good views of Skiddaw with the fells around the Whinlatter
forest well seen.
Longlands Fell is one the easier fell walks in
the Lake District, the ascent starts from the hamlet of Longlands which
is a small group of houses and takes the track north east which skirts
the base of the fell, this is part of the low level alternative of the
When the foot of the northern ridge is reached this
is followed up easy slopes to reach the summit.
Longlands Fell is
often climbed in conjunction with other fells, being connected to the
south east by a 2.5 kilometre ridge to Great Sca Fell which in turn
gives access along its ridges to the rest of the fells in the area.
routes near Longlands Fell